Title

Group Defamation and the Holocaust

Document Type

Contribution to Books

Publication Date

1-1-1995

Abstract

The issue of the Germans and National Socialism, Hitler and the Nazi regime, and their relationship to the Holocaust, has become a minefield of contentious battles among the "experts".

Take, for example, the question of the significance of the Jewish Question for the German masses in the Third Reich. The analyst must choose among a plurality of controversial interpretive stances, all of them implying different answers to the question, "Who was to blame?" The Nazis? The German masses? Or both?